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Album: Heavy NovaReleased: 1988Charted:
Robert Palmer struck musical gold again with this major hit. Helping the song was the video, which brought back the heavily made-up, look-alike models who were featured in the prior song "Addicted To Love
." The models in the video were a good fit for the song, which is about an enticing woman who gets whatever she wants from her man.
Palmer won the 1988 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance for this song.
A 1989 Pepsi commercial
parodied the clip by cutting in images of the "simply irresistible" soft drink.
This was shut out of the #1 spot by Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine
," but it did top the Mainstream Rock chart for three weeks.
In the 2000 movie American Psycho, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) complains he can't enjoy this "new Robert Palmer tape" as his girlfriend keeps chattering in his ear.
Palmer performed this on Late Night with David Letterman in 1988 (before Dave headed to CBS as the Late Show host).
Heavy Nova was Palmer's first release through EMI, after a 16-year stint with Island Records.